Joe Flacco May Be Starting for Cleveland Browns Against Rams in Week 13

The Cleveland Browns are facing a potential quarterback change, as rookie Dorian Robinson-Thompson is in concussion protocol, and may be unable to start against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. If Robinson-Thompson is unable to play, veteran backup Joe Flacco will get the start.

If Flacco starts, he will be the fourth quarterback to start for the Browns this season. Deshaun Watson started six games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury, and veteran backup P.J. Walker struggled in his two starts. Robinson-Thompson, a rookie from UCLA, started three games and is 1-2 as a starter this season.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski has promoted Flacco to second string, with Walker demoted to third string. Flacco, a former MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback, signed with the Browns following Watson’s injury. Stefanski praised Flacco’s strong arm and ability to make every throw and expressed confidence in his ability to lead the team.

The Browns remain in the playoff hunt with a record of 7-4, currently occupying one of three AFC wild-card spots. However, they face tough competition from other AFC North teams, such as the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, who are also fighting for playoff positions.

Despite their quarterback challenges, the Browns have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing only 19 points per game and ranking first in passing yards allowed. With six games remaining in the season, the Browns face a mix of opponents with winning and losing records, giving them a chance to secure a playoff spot.

According to betting odds, the Browns are favored to make the playoffs, with a 68% chance to advance, but are considered a long shot to win the AFC Championship or the Super Bowl.

Overall, the Browns face uncertainty at the quarterback position, but remain in the hunt for a playoff spot as they navigate the remainder of the season.